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Dear Aunt TUAW, My brother is getting one of those devilishly good lookin' new Retina MacBook Pro's. Should he order now and wait the 2-3 weeks? Or wait and see when it comes in stock at a local Apple Store? Your loving nephew, Jesse Dear Jesse, Do you need to customize your processor...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I know I'm late to the party but Lion killed my scrollbars. Please bring back my scrollbars. I miss my scrollbars. Sobbing, Scrollbarless in Seattle Dear, um, "Scrollbarless", Head on over to Settings > General and just set the "Show scroll bars" preference to "Alw...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, Will my AT&T iPhone 4 work on Virgin's no contract plans announced today? Your loving nephew, Dan Dear Dan, Unfortunately, it would appear not. Virgin is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for Sprint. Virgin uses Sprint's network infrastructure to provide ser...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, Pardon the OCD question here, but I have not been able to find an adequate answer. Every time I purchase an item from Apple, I get an email listing the item and the price I paid. I have hundreds of these emails saved. Is there a tool that will parse them and summarize how m...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there any app you know of that i could use to turn down the volume of individual/specific apps on my Mac without turning down the whole of the system. If you've ever used it on windows seven then you'll know how useful it is. Any apps you could recommend. i'm willin...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I read Uncle Steve's write-up about posting an iWeb site to a Dropbox folder. It's a great blog post and neat trick! But it's using the Public folder... Is there a way to use a non-public folder to do the same? Your loving nephew, Seb Dear Seb, Auntie is fond of Kis...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I want to buy "A Dance with Dragons" as an eBook and I am hesitating between buying it for Kindle or iBooks, the reason being the Kindle version will be available on my Mac, my iPhone and my iPad. Is it possible to do the same if I buy it for iBooks or will I be "stuck" with rea...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I've got my golden tickets to WWDC but this is my first time traveling to Oz. Do you have some suggestions for what I should pack and any tips for dealing with things once I'm out there? Thanks a bunch! Your loving nephew, Arthur Dear Arthur, Auntie turned to two of...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, Is there a way to change Siri's spelling of my name at the end of an email? I would like it to print out "Gerry" and not "Jerry," but I can't figure out how to do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Your loving nephew, Gerald ("Gerry") Dear Gerry, That's actuall...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, When you go to Amazon or Best Buy or Newegg and search for powered USB hub for a nice new iPad... Good luck! The results provide lots of choices. The kicker is adding the iPad to the search terms does not help, as all it does is get items that explicitly state they will not fas...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I found a mysterious Apple-branded remote control at a friend's place (picture attached) and I was wondering what it's for? Can you identify it? Your loving nephew, Richard Dear Richard, Auntie believes this is a remote from one of the many early Apple Video/TV sys...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, So, I bought the new iPad hoping it would replace my need for a Mac. It's great, but just not quite there. I am wanting to set up a high end Mac mini at home to run OSX on my iPad via remote access. There seems to be a lot of remote access apps. What do you think is the bes...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I recently added a 2nd iPhone in our house, and we have a MacBook Pro as well. Are there any "cool things" I can try out with 2 iPhones? Or, possibly include the MBP in the scheme of things too? What I can do with 2 iPhones that I can't with 1? Your loving nephew, Anup ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I just received this text from AT&T: "Network changes may soon impact your 2G phone service. Exchange 2G phone @ AT&T store w/free 3G AT&T U2800A phone by 5/15 & avoid service impact." I wonder what this means? On the one hand, it's an excuse to get a n...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, So my wife's 11-inch MacBook Air went into an Apple Store to get its screen replaced because it cracked. It's got a core i5 1,6ghz processor in it... Or at least it did! We've just got it back home and I clicked on "About this Mac" out of habit and it's reported that it's got ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, Ever since I started using Messages, it appears to be logging everything it does. Can this be disabled, or can the log file be moved to somewhere out of the ~/Documents folder? Your darling nephew Tommy Dear Tommy, Auntie's tending to the spring turnover of the vegetable ...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, I am a college professor who has all my class prep work stored on USB drives. How may I transfer all these Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to my iPad? I have the new updates for Numbers, Pages, and Keynote on my iPad 2. Please help an overworked teacher do a better job! Th...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, The latest update for Quickpick has removed a bunch of features -- particularly that "Actions cannot be launched directly from the Notification Center any more." Well, crap. Do I update and lose features I want, or never use "update all" again? *sigh* Your loving nephew, Tim Dear T...

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Dear Aunt TUAW, While it is possible to track down Apple user manual .pdf files on their support site and then import them to iBooks, why doesn't Apple simply make them available for free in a special section of the iBooks app? Your loving nephew, Jeremy Dear Jeremy, They do. Just search for Apple...

3 years ago 0 Comments